Hazards alleged at prison e-cycling workshop

Dec 14, 2007 | 10:17 AM | Paul Schaffer

The electronics recycling workshop at a federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, releases dangerous levels of lead and cadmium whenever air filters are replaced in ventilation equipment, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The study was requested by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General following a federal prison employee's complaints about recycling practices at a similar prison workshop in California (AMM, June 15, 2005.)....

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